The Grinnell Farmers Market is currently accepting applications for vendors for their 2022 season, which begins May 12 and runs through Oct. 22.
“We are gearing up for warmer weather and another great market season, and we invite you to join us! If you have ever thought about getting involved with the Grinnell Farmers Market, now is the time! Give us a call, find info at grinnellfarmersmarket.com or stop on in,” noted Marissa Pronschinske with the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce.
The Grinnell Farmers Market will take place on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Farmers Market sets up along the southeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Broad Street on the edge of Central Park.
Farmers Market vendors may apply for stalls on either Thursday or Saturday, or for both days. The cost of a season pass is $115 for Thursdays, $105 for Saturdays, or $175 for both Thursday and Saturday markets. Part-time vendors will be charged $15 on Thursdays and $10 on Saturdays.
Applications for full-time vendor stalls are due April 22, 2022. Part-time vendor applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but there are a limited number of stalls so requests for specific dates should be made as far in advance as possible.
The Grinnell Farmers Market is a 100 percent producer grown or made market, meaning that all items for sale must be entirely grown or made by the vendor or immediate family members. All items must be made or grown in Iowa. For non-food items, inputs may be purchased but the final product must be the vendor’s own creation; for example, a vendor may sell a knitted sweater if they purchase the yarn and then knit the sweater themselves. Vendors are responsible for filing state sales tax permits where applicable.
Those interested in applying to be a vendor at the Grinnell Farmers Market can find more information and apply at grinnellfarmersmarket.com or can contact the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-236-6555.